A peaceful bay with a long lakeside promenade, pavement cafés and waterfront villas
- Sample some local produce at Garda's annual Sardine Festival, which honours the town's fishing roots.
- Look out across Bardolino, Garda and sparkling Lake Garda from the top of La Rocca.
- Learn about the lake's famous olive groves at the Olive Oil Museum in Cisano.
The ever-popular town of Garda is set around a still, sparkling bay on Lake Garda’s eastern shore, dotted with age-old cypress trees.
The town's tree-lined promenade stretches along the water's edge for over a mile and is the centre of town life. Filled with gelaterias and cafés, it makes a pleasant stroll to the historic Punta San Vigilio villa, or along the water to Bardolino. Look closely and you might spot the peninsular of Sirmione on the lake’s southern shore.
The medieval town of Garda is made up of cobbled, pedestrianised streets that liven up at night, when the music and street entertainers start up. This is the best time for a waterfront stroll, as the locals come out to see and be seen on their traditional passeggiata, or early evening walk. Stop for a spritz or a beer at one of the lakefront bars as you go.
Discovery Packages let you explore like a local by combining our recommended excursions with your holiday. They include flights, transfers, accommodation and all the best bits of the region, and can be added to your holiday when you make your booking.
Get a true taste of Italy with the Flavours of Italy Discovery Package, which includes a stay at the Hotel Sole as well as a wine and food tour. Or combine the peaceful lake with trips to cosmopolitan Venice and Verona, with our Italian Cities Discovery Package, staying at the Hotel Poiano or Poiano Apartments. See more of the local area with our Classic Italian Discovery Package, based at the Hotel Eden, Hotel La Perla or Hotel Bisesti - it includes a Dolomites tour as well as trips to Verona and Venice. Or stick close to the lake with our Lake Garda Discovery Package and enjoy a lake tour and wine tour as well as a must-do trip to Venice, whilst staying at the Hotel Astoria or Hotel Terminus.
Take a look at the Discovery Packages tab to read more about the Discovery Packages available in Achensee for summer 2017.
Discovery Packages must be booked by 1st May 2017.
€50 hotel credit
Pre-book any two full day excursions per person and receive a €20 discount in resort for use against a third excursion of your choice. Pre-book any three full day excursions per person and receive a €30 discount in resort for use against a fourth excursion of your choice.
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